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Nolasport Dominates Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Opener

2018 Lime Rock PWC Jason Hart Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The year may be 2020, but it doesn’t seem like much has changed in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX.  NolaSport’s Matt Travis and Jason Hart dominated the season opener Saturday (March 7) for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Circuit of the Americas to win for the second straight year. Marco Polo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan won the …

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Drew Staveley Wins Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Season Opener

2019 Long Beach GT4S Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley started from the pole Saturday (March 7) and fought off Michael Cooper to take his first career Pirelli GT4 America Sprint victory as a Pro driver. “To win one of these races is a real tough thing to do and we’ve been working on it for a long time,” Staveley …

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Gradient Racing Announces IMSA Return for WeatherTech Sprint Cup

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Till Bechtolsheimer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Graident Racing announced Wednesday (March 4) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and make a run at the WeatherTech Sprint Cup in the GT Daytona.  Longtime teammates Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer will reunite to share the No. 36 Acura NSX GT3 starting at Long Beach in April. “2019 …

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Pace Laps: Alex Bowman & Harrison Burton Shine in California

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(Photo: Randy Lanning)

NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman Scores First Win of 2020 Alex Bowman dominated at Fontana en route to his second career victory, outrunning Ryan Blaney and surviving intense racing throughout the event. Bowman’s maiden win came at Chicagoland last year, but he would quickly take control at Auto Club Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver led …

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Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna dominated the proceedings Sunday (Feb. 23) at Circuit of the Americas.  The trio combined to lead 156 of the 189 laps en route to winning the Lone Star Le Mans, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. Changes to the WEC’s success handicap …

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Rebellion Racing Claims Lone Star Le Mans Pole

2020 COTA WEC Bruno Senna Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato combined Saturday (Feb. 22) to set an average lap speed at 114.632 mph. That average speed was more than good enough to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance …

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Pace Laps: Rain Delays Daytona 500, Noah Gragson Makes Statement in Xfinity Series

2019 Michigan I NXS Noah Gragson NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR Cup Series: Mother Nature Postpones Daytona 500 Before the green flag even had a chance to fly, a small rain shower delayed the start of the 62nd annual Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon (Feb. 16) briefly. Once the track was dry, drivers took the green flag but only ran 20 laps before more rain stopped …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Dalziel on LMP2, A Disaster of a 2019 Season and Starworks

2020 Daytona IWSC Ryan Dalziel Starworks Motorsport

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Ryan Dalziel is a veteran presence in the IMSA paddock, having competed off and on in major sports car races here in the United States since 2005. In that time, Dalziel has raced everything from GT cars to Prototypes, in addition to a short stint in Champ Car back in 2007. That said, 2019 was …

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Pace Laps: Who Needs to Race into 2020 Daytona 500

2019 Daytona I CUP Brendan Gaughan Kyle Busch NKP

NASCAR Cup Series: Justin Haley, Brendan Gaughan Lock Into Daytona 500; Daniel Suarez Must Race In Two drivers can breathe a huge sigh of relief while five others will have sleepless nights leading into Thursday. Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan will compete in the Daytona 500 next Sunday. The two drivers turned the fastest laps, …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

2020 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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